CC3100 & CC3200 SimpleLink Tools

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Introduction

This page provides various tool downloads and guides that can be used on SimpleLink CC31xx and CC32xx devices for development and production uses.

Tools

Wi-Fi Starter App

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Target Device: CC31xx & CC32xx, Tool Download: SimpleLink Wi-Fi Starter

The SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Starter mobile App is a convenient tool for users to configure, connect, and communicate to the CC3100 BoosterPack or the CC3200 LaunchPad. This application uses TI SmartConfig™ Technology to easily provision CC3100 and CC3200 devices. The app helps users find SimpleLink Wi-Fi devices connected to the network using the mDNS function under Devices tab. Now talking to your Wi-Fi device is simple.

UniFlash

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Main article: Uniflash Quick Start Guide
Main article: UniFlash Complete Guide
Target Device: CC31xx & CC32xx, Tool Download: Uniflash

The UniFlash utility allows the end-users to communicate with the SimpleLink CC31xx & CC32xx devices via a standard UART interface for flashing new firmware patches to the devices. The tool can also be used for flashing application binary, user files, and network and software parameters.

Embedded Programming

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Main article: Embedded Programming Tool Guide
Target Device: CC31xx & CC32xx, Tool Download: Embedded Programming

The Image Programming utility allows the end-users to communicate with the SimpleLink CC31xx & CC32xx devices via a standard UART interface for flashing of full binary image generated with Uniflash utility.
The tool is part of the Embedded Programming feature and mainly used as a reference for end-users implementing it on embedded processors.

Radio Tool

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Main article: Radio Tool Guide
Target Device: CC31xx & CC32xx, Tool Download: Radio Tool

The SimpleLink™ WiFi Radio Tool is a Microsoft Windows-based software application with graphical user interface for RF Evaluation and testing the CC31xx and CC32xx designs during development and certification. The tool enables low-level radio testing capability by manually setting the radio into transmit mode or receive mode. It also provides device information for hardware and software version checking.

Usage of the Radio Tool requires familiarity and knowledge of Radio Circuit theory and Radio Test Methods.


TI-RTOS

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Main Article: TI-RTOS Guide
Target Device: CC31xx & CC32xx, Tool Download: TI-RTOS

TI-RTOS is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) for TI devices. It scales from a real-time multitasking kernel - TI-RTOS Kernel (formerly known as SYS/BIOS) - to a complete RTOS solution including additional middleware components and device drivers. By providing essential system software components pre-tested and pre-integrated, TI-RTOS enables developers to focus on differentiating their application.

Pin Muxing Tool

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Main Article: Pin Muxing Tool Guide
Target Device: CC32xx, Tool Download: PinMux Tool

The CC32xx Pinmux Utility is a PC based application that allows CC32xx developers to configure your device peripherals in an intuitive and rapid manner. This tool provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface that makes the configuration of multiplexed pins easy and error free, and ultimately outputs a source file based on user selected pin configuration that can be directed imported into user applications.



SimpleLink Studio

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Main Article: SimpleLink Studio Guide
Target Device: CC31xx

The SimpleLink™ Studio is a Microsoft Windows-based software to aid in the development of applications designed to work with the SimpleLink WiFi CC31xx family of wireless chips.

Using SimpleLink Studio, application code can be written and executed in a desktop IDE, such as Visual Studio and Eclipse, and communicate directly with the CC31xx device through the USB cable without the need of a microcontroller (MCU). This allows the code to be easily tested while it is under development, and then later ported to a microcontroller without having to be modified. Generally, the only modifications required to port a SLS program to another platform are made to a special user.h file that is included in the project.

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